Atlanta Panhellenic Opens Scholarship Competition Online

The Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association has opened its annual scholarship competition to women in high school, college, or graduate programs.  For the first time, applications will be accepted online.

The following scholarships will be awarded at the Scholarship Luncheon on May 13, 2017:

Six (6) High School Senior Scholarships at $1,500 each

Three (3) Collegiate Member Scholarships at $2,000 each

One (1) Alumnae Scholarship at $2,000

Learn more and access the secured applications at http://www.atlantapanhellenic.org/scholarships/

Dunwoody Baptist Church Keyboards at Christmas Concert – Sunday, December 18 at 6pm

dbc-keyboards-at-christmas-aha-adKeyboards at Christmas Concert
Join us for Christmas music like you’ve never experienced it before on Sunday, December 18 at 6 pm in the Dunwoody Baptist Church Worship Center! Keyboards at Christmas will feature six grand pianos and 12 pianists. Admission is free. Childcare for babies through 2nd grade is available with a reservation call to 770.280.1237.

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Ashford Park Break-Ins

image2Three guys smashed several car windows in our neighborhood Ashford Chase around 3am.   Fortunately they didn’t get much and the DPD got fingerprints and a neighbor’s surveillance cam video of them.

Live Nativities

It’s one of the most talked-about birthday celebrations in history. The night Jesus was born.

The nativity is a reminder of what the Christmas season is about. Several Atlanta area churches relive that magical night with a live nativity, complete with costumed characters, angels and animals. The free outdoor plays begin the first week in December and continue through Christmas Eve.

A tradition since 1954, Rock Spring Presbyterian Church’s live nativity scene is December 23-24. The oldest is at Peachtree Lutheran Church, December 9-11. Stroll through Bethlehem at St. John’s United Methodist Church, December 10-11.

For several other nativity scenes in the Atlanta area, visit 365 Atlanta Family.

Dunwoody & Chamblee Cluster Schools FTE Enrollment by Ethnicity/Race and Gender

The Georgia Department of Education has released FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Enrollment data for the October, 2016 data collection cycle.  FTE Enrollment data by Ethnicity/Race & Gender can be viewed from the GADOE site at the following link:  https://oraapp.doe.k12.ga.us/ows-bin/owa/fte_pack_ethnicsex_pub.entry_form.

FTE Student Enrollment by Grade Level data can be found at the following link:  https://oraapp.doe.k12.ga.us/ows-bin/owa/fte_pack_enrollgrade.entry_form

A good primer on FTE data and its utilization can be found at the following link:
http://dcconference.gadoe.org/Documents/FY2017/Data%20Collection/FTE%20Overview%20and%20Update%20(Carl%20Garber).pdf

Read more at Dunwoody School Daze

DeKalb schools offers new community newsletter

The DeKalb County School District is encouraging parents and community members to sign up to receive TrustED News, the district’s new community newsletter.

To sign-up, visit the DCSD website, dekalbschools.org, or navigate directly to goo.gl/g5mvaz to complete the online signup form, according to a press release. Recipients will receive the latest student achievement highlights and updates about important DCSD activities and programs.

TrustED News is one of several new efforts to increase the sharing of DCSD news across DeKalb County and greater Atlanta. Community members are encouraged to visit the district website often for updates or download DCSD’s mobile smartphone app via the Apple’s App Store or Google Play.